Elegant bamboo forest nail art with stamping images of a lady wearing a kimono and a house built deep in a bamboo forest.

Bamboo Forest Retreat

August 4, 2021 Lisa 1

I’m trying a new (to me) challenge this month because I liked its prompts the best: #Sammys2021Challenge run by @my_nail_envy. Its first prompt was Forest and I really wanted to use this image of a tiny lady in a kimono holding a giant lotus leaf and framed by some bamboo. Read More

A smoky navy blue multichrome nail art with fake writing being highlighted (alphabet) stamping decals topped with a gold/iridescent topper.

Darkly Alphabetical

May 29, 2021 Lisa 0

I had a lot of different ideas of what I could with an alphabet prompt, but what ended up happening was the nail art I could get done as quickly as possible. So my result is very simple and mostly relies on a lovely flakie topper to make it look Read More

An outer space mani, with a field of stars created by white glitter in a black jelly and colorful stamping images of planets and a planet-headed lady.

Witch of Solar Systems

May 23, 2021 Lisa 0

It has been a distracting week and while I had lots of plans for cool nail art, painting didn’t really happen. But at least I have this cool planet-themed nail art that let me continue my Witches of S series. I’d say this witch is the most powerful one yet, Read More

A mauve and gold magnetic nail art with tarot cards, the five of pentacles, all-seeing eye, and a fortune teller and her crystal ball.

Witch of Seers

April 3, 2021 Lisa 1

I own two different–and before this mani unused–tarot stamping plates. So when the prompt of Creepy Circus came up, I had a big list of things that I could have painted, but a fortuneteller that predicts terrible futures for their customers was the perfect topic. Plus it let me paint Read More

A green gold circuit board mani with "PUNK" French tips and a cyberpunk mohawked lady on the thumb.

Cyberpunk

March 22, 2021 Lisa 2

Once again I get to crow that I’m finally getting to a design that I’d planned out ages ago. It is brought to you by four letter words that work really admirably across one hand. (In this case “punk”.) My excuse came from the #WhenColoursCollide challenge that had a green, Read More

Two Year of the Ox nail art designs: one in classical red and gold (and black) and the other in the year's lucky colors: yellow, blue, and purple.

Year of the Ox (x2)

February 18, 2021 Lisa 2

I like to use Chinese New Year to mark the end of my nail art-ing goals. It takes the pressure off of trying to finish off things right when all the family-orientated holiday stuff is going on. Which is admittedly ironic since it’s a very family-orientated holiday for those who Read More

A dark blue nail art with metallic blue decorative swirls stamped in the background and little white cat silhouette stamping decals.

Cats in Blue and White

February 1, 2021 Lisa 2

I enjoy a color challenge, which is why I follow the pantone challenge so much, but there’s another nail art challenge with color prompts that I used to follow on FB called When Colours Collide. I think the last time I joined in there was August 2018. The major difference Read More

Bird nail art with red bird, robin, and bluebird water decals placed on a white and blue thermal polish with shimmering ferns stamped on top.

International Bird Day

January 5, 2021 Lisa 3

It’s International Bird Day today, so of course it’s time for some bird nail art! Now I don’t have a bird feeder because I don’t want additional bird poop around my house, but I do love little song birds. Particularly in art. They’re just cute little pops of nature and Read More

Cactus-themed nail art with a tawny brown and holographic dark red polish and gold geometric frames with potted cacti.

Cactus at Red Rock

November 29, 2020 Lisa 2

This nail art design started with a color scheme. I knew I had this lovely brown with Pantone’s Tawny Birch and I wanted to paint something cozy with it. I paired it with this deep red holographic polish and the whole thing felt rather western to me so I went Read More

The Fishery - Hermit Werds - matte black nail art with a golden koi fish and glossy stamping

The Fishery

November 24, 2020 Lisa 2

Today we’re journeying to the past and a fishy mani that I painted clear back in 2019. What a wonderful year (compared to this year). 😜 It kind of blows my mind that people can spend several thousand dollars to purchase one koi fish, but yes, they do. I think Read More

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